Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Living Room - It's Like Being Inside a Tree

Living Room - 27-01 21st Street, Astoria NY 11103
N/W Train to 30th Avenue

Dan and I walked by the most curious place yesterday called, Living Room. We were intrigued by its name and by its strange outward appearance. The exterior resembles a fake tree and when you step inside, you feel like you're in Alice in Wonderland or something of the sort.

We walked upstairs to be greeted by an Eastern European waitress and a completely empty dining room. She encouraged us to sit down but we just ate at Vesta, which was phenomenal. I asked to see the menu and it looked too sophisticated and pricey for this kind of place--it looked more like a club than a restaurant. Here's a peek at the menu. After taking a closer look, I saw that it contained Bosnian influences--and these dishes were a bit gentler in price compared to the rest of the menu.

Buffalo chicken wings - With blue cheese dressing, celery and carrots...$12
Calamari Diablo - With hot cherry peppers...$14
Tuna Tartar with Lemon Zest - With seaweed salad, roe fish and a citrus soy sauce...$13

Sauteed Chicken in a Pesto Cream Sauce - Over risotto and vegetables...$17
Stuffed Veal Rollatini - Roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella and spinach in a brown butter sauce...$22
Ossobucco - Slowly cooked in wine and vegetables over polenta...$30
Grilled T-Bone Steak - With fries or a baked potato...$34

Living Room Specialties:
Smoked Dry Meat...$18
Cevapi Fresh Beef Sausages - With ajvar and feta cheese...$16
Goulash Veal Stew - With mashed potatoes...$18


  1. Interesting - thanks for posting about this. I had no idea it was there! I'm not normally a lounge person so I doubt I'll venture in. I don't really like stated dress codes like that, either.

    Glad you liked Vesta! I look forward to your review. :)

  2. It seems like an odd place. Vesta rules! Review to come soon... :)

  3. hmmm nice web-page the lounge has... a woman in her underwear. How original!

  4. I know, it's weird and kind of skeevy.



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